Public Safety Updates
- CT: New London set to impose fines for false alarms | News Break
7.31.20 – News Break – New London — A new ordinance requiring that all alarm systems be registered with the city takes effect Sept. 1. The ordinance, passed by the City Council last …
- GA: Lawrenceville working to cut down on police response to …
7.31.20 – AJC- All but six of them were false alarms, according to police data, but officers responded to every one. The Lawrenceville City Council could soon pass an ordinance designed to cut down on the number of these false alarms.
- CES 2021 Goes All-Digital
- 7.28.20 – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced its decision that CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience. The Las Vegas-based show, planned for January 6-9, 2021, has been a global stage for innovation and the tech community for more than 50 years. CES 2021 will continue to be a platform to launch products, engage with global brands and define the future of the tech industry, says the association. Read More.
State & National News
- Understanding Emergency Communications – Fire Engineering
7.27.20 – Fire Engineeering – If everyone is on the same page when it comes to communications, the department will be more effective, efficient, and successful, Jonah Smith …
- NEMA Publishes Guidance for Disinfecting Electrical …
7.17.20 – NEMA – To provide guidance, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA GD 4-2020 COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Electrical Equipment. This white paper offers directions on how to clean and disinfect while preserving the functionality and integrity of most electrical equipment types.
- Legal battles loom as more ADT security customers in the Dallas area who were spied on seek damages
7.27.20 – SIW – Company fighting back with attempts to force customers into arbitration
- Iowa bars cities from fining alarm companies for false alarms …
7.29.20 – Newsbreak – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently signed legislation that prohibits cities and counties across the state from fining alarm companies for the false ..
- Face Masks Disrupt Facial Recognition Algorithms, NIST Study Finds
7.30.20 – SSI – The study explored three levels of nose coverage — low, medium and high — finding that accuracy degrades with greater nose coverage.
- Research: How calls for service changed after COVID-19 lockdowns
7.23.20 – PoliceOne.com – The COVID-19 pandemic has changed policing in many ways. Tragically, the virus has claimed the lives of at least 50 officers across the nation, while cops have faced challenges in enforcing frequently changing lockdown restrictions. READ MORE
- Report: Pandemic has changed the outlook of workers on access control
7.28.20 – SIW – Survey finds that 67% of office workers prioritize security over convenience now when it comes to selecting a system
- Report: Building owners not fully leveraging data from smart solutions
7.22.20 – SIW -Omdia survey finds that a majority of end users are retaining data generated by their facilities but that many still do not analyze it for patterns
- Survey: COVID-19 Fueling Rise in Mobile Access Control
7.28.20 – SSI – Nexkey says the coronavirus has had a major impact, with 44% of workers citing the pandemic has made access control more important for their business.
- Deciphering New Ownership and Commercial Contract Obligations
7.29.20 – SSI – The alarm industry may think it invented RMR and automatic renewal, but contract disputes are common. Indulge this story involving the linen industry.
- Why Retailers Should Adopt More Strategic Use of Video Analytics
7.30.20 – SSI – ECR Retail Loss Group reports retailers should rethink their spend on video as an integrated business tool rather than just a security blanket.
- Big Idea of the Month: Use Locksmiths As Your Secret Referral Weapon
7.30.20 – SSI – Ron Davis has heard from multiple people in the locksmithing business that it is a natural lead-in to all security products.
Fire & EMS News
- IA: Woman dies in apartment fire in downtown Fort Dodge
7.27.20 – KBUR – Fort Dodge, IA (AP) – A woman has died in an apartment fire in downtown Fort Dodge. Firefighters were called to the building Sunday …
- MD: Smoke alarm credited with saving Shaft resident from …
7.28.20 – Times News – Shaft – A Shaft resident escaped fire inside her home … a woman who escaped from her burning Shaft home early Sunday. … by the 5:05 a.m. fire that began in the living room of the single-family dwelling as the result of smoking material that ignited flammable materials, investigators said.
- TN: Smoke alarm saves Memphis family of 13 from destructive …
7.28.20 – Memphis, TN (WREG) – A Memphis family escaped a life-threatening fire, and authorities are crediting their smoke detectors with making the difference. The Orange Mound family of 13 lost their house, but they escaped the blazing fire with their lives early Tuesday morning. … The fire caused $35,000 damage to the home.
- WI: Police warn against smoking while using oxygen after fire …
7.27.20 – WTMJ – At 3:29 a.m. on Saturday, July 25th, 2020, the West Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a residential fire alarm in the City of West Bend. … The occupant had dropped a cigarette onto the oxygen tubing where it subsequently started on fire. The occupant stomped out the fire with their feet.
- MI: Police officers investigate late night store alarm | News …
7.31.20 – Press & Guide – Unsecured lobby entrance doors may have triggered an alarm at 12:56 a.m. July 25 at Family Dollar.
- NH: Peterborough jewelers burglary still under investigation
7.27.20 – Monadnock Ledger Transcript … According to police records, officers were called out at 3:27 a.m. on a report of a domestic dispute that was determined to have not taken place, right before a the store’s burglar alarm went off at 3:30 a.m. downtown
- NY: Harlem gay bar broken into and burglarized in broad daylight …
7.29.20 – PIX11 – Harlem gay bar broken into and burglarized in broad daylight: police. items
- WA: Tripped alarm at Spokane Valley gas station leads deputies to …
7.29.20 – Spokane Valley, WA – Spokane Valley deputies responding to an alarm call at a closed business ended up arresting a man in possession of drugs, an illegal knife and with three felony warrants for his arrest.
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NESA Board of Directors
- President – Chris Russell
- Vice President & – Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Craig Bober
- Secretary – Kathleen Schraufnagel
- Treasurer and Arkansas Security Alarm Assn. Director – Rick Howell
- Past President – Jordon Brown
- Kansas Electronic Security Alliance Director – Vacant
- Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Director – Dera DeRoche Jolet
- Mississippi Security Association Director – Jack Torrence
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – Steven Brekel
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Director – John Helweg
- Associate Director – Brian Villari
- False Alarm Reduction Association Director – Kerri McDonald
- Executive Director – Brad Shipp
- Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Alternate – Amy Fuselier
- Mississippi Security Association Alternate – Shelley Pettit
- Maryland Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Jim Emerick
- Oklahoma Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Danna Fowble
- Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Assn. Alternate – Kelly Ryan
- False Alarm Reduction Association Alternate – Alicia Vela